Is Chime Accepting PPP Loans? Your Complete Guide To PPP Loans

PPP Loans

Chime is a very renowned American financial technology company and it provides fee-free mobile banking services. This financial company is owned by The Bancorp Bank or Central National Bank. If you open an account with Chime then you will get a Visa debit card and you will be able to access your account via an online banking system. So, is Chime currently accepting PPP loans?

Currently, Chime is not able to accept business transactions, including deposits and loans for business. Therefore, Chime is not accepting PPP loans and if you apply for SBA or PPP loan then your loan application will be rejected and sent back to the IRS. However, Chime accepts PPP loan deposits. Moreover, if you got approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from a lender compliant with Chime bank then you will be able to get that loan amount deposited into your Chime spending account.

What Is A PPP Loan?

What Is A PPP Loan

PPP stands for Paycheck Protection Program and it is a special type of loan program which is backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The PPP loans have a mission and it’s helping small business owners keep their workers on the job during the coronavirus pandemic. There are two types of PPP loans available. They are – 

1. First Draw PPP loan

2. Second Draw PPP loan     

1. First Draw PPP Loan

If you have never received a PPP loan then you could be eligible for a First Draw PPP loan. The SBA allows you to use this money to:

1. Fund payroll costs

2. Pay mortgage interest

3. Pay rent

4. Cover utilities

5. Pay pay-worker protection costs related to COVID-19

6. Cover uninsured property damage resulting from looting or vandalism that occurred in 2020

7. Pay certain supplier costs and operational expenses 

How much money you could borrow through the First Draw PPP loan depends on the number of employees you have and the size of your payroll. You can get up to $10 million as a loan. According to the SBA, the average PPP loan is $107,000, and 86.5% of PPP loans are less than $150,000.   

2. Second Draw PPP Loan     

This type of PPP loan is for business owners who have already received a PPP loan previously. You can use the Second Draw PPP Loan for the same purposes as a First Draw loan. The interest rate of the Second Draw PPP Loan is the same as the First Draw loan and it is a 1% interest rate. The amount of loan you can borrow is the 2.5 times average monthly 2019 or 2020 payroll costs for your business. The loan amount of the Second Draw PPP Loan is capped at $2 million. You can get your PPP loan money on Chime if your lender is – 

1. Benworth

2. Fountainhead

3. DreamSpring

4. Harvest Small Business Finance

5. SEDCO

List of Banks Accepting Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Applications

Below is the list of Banks that are currently accepting PPP loan applications – 

America First Credit Union
American Lending Center
Ameris Bank
AmPac Business Capital
AltCap
Atlantic Capital Bank
Bankers Trust
Bank of America
Bank of Hope
Bank of the West
BBVA
Black Business Investment Fund
Florida
BlueVine
BMO Harris
BOC Capital
Byline Bank
Cathay Bank
Center State Bank
Centerstone SBA Lending
Chase Bank
Citibank
Citizens Bank
Compeer Financial
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Comerica 
Cross River Bank
EagleBank
Eastern Bank
East West Bank
Enterprise Bank and Trust
The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation 
Falcon National Bank
Fifth Third Bank
FirstBank
First Citizens Bank
First Financial Bank
First General Bank
First Horizon Bank
First IC BankFive Star Bank
Fountainhead SBF LLC
Frost BankFulton Bank
Growth Capital
Harvest Small Business Finance
HOPE Credit Union
Independent Bank
The Latino Economic
Development Center
Liberty Bank
MBE Capital Partners
Mountain West Bank
M&T Bank
Navy Federal Credit Union
Newtek Small Business Finance, Inc.
NexTier Bank
Northfield Savings Bank
Open Bank
Opportunity Resource Fund
Pacific Western Bank
People Fund
Pinnacle Bank
PNC Bank
Prestamos CDFI
Profinium 
Radius Bank
Raza Development Fund
Regions
Renaissance Community Loan Fund
Renaissance Economic Development Corporation
Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Seattle Bank
Small Business Assistance
Corporation
Sunrise Banks
Synovus Bank
TD Bank
Trustmark National Bank
Umpqua Bank
Union Bank and Trust
U.S. Bank
Valley Economic Development
Partners
Wallis Bank
Wells Fargo
Zions Bank

Eligibility To Apply For PPP Loans

Eligibility To Apply For PPP Loans

Not everyone can get PPP loans. The SBA has some guidelines about the eligibility to apply for PPP loans. Let’s check them out!

Eligibility To Apply For First Draw PPP Loan 

According to SBA, the following entities can be eligible for the First Draw PPP Loan – 

1. Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons

2. Any small business concern that meets SBA’s size standards (either the industry size standard or the alternative size standard)

3. Any business, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 501(c)(19) veterans’ organization, or tribal business concern (sec. 31(b)(2)(C) of the Small Business Act) with the greater of:

a) 500 employees, or

b) That meets the SBA industry size standard if more than 500

4. Any business with a NAICS code that begins with 72 (Accommodations and Food Services) that has more than one physical location and employs less than 500 per location 

Eligibility To Apply For Second Draw PPP Loan 

According to SBA, the following entities can be eligible for the Second Draw PPP Loan –

1. Previously received a First Draw PPP loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses,

2. Has no more than 300 employees, and

3. Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms

PPP loan borrowers might be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. Below are the terms of PPP loan forgiveness – 

First Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms

A First Draw PPP loan borrower might qualify for full loan forgiveness if the 8- to 24-week loan period cover following loan disbursement:

1. Employee and compensation levels are maintained,

2. The loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses, and

3. At least 60% of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs

Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms

A Second Draw PPP loan borrower might qualify for full loan forgiveness if the 8- to 24-week loan period cover the following loan disbursement:

1. Employee and compensation levels are maintained in the same manner as required for the First Draw PPP loan,

2. The loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses, and

3. At least 60% of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs

FAQs About Is Chime Accepting PPP Loans?

How Long Does It Take For Chime To Deposit A PPP Loan?

PPP loans are usually processed quickly and the loan amount is deposited within 3 (three) business days from the date the transfer was initiated by the originating bank. So, it might take at least three days for Chime to deposit the loan amount to your Spending Account.

Can Banks Deny PPP Loans?

Yes, banks can deny PPP your loan application even if your business is eligible for the loan. There is nothing you can do about the rejection. However, you can try other banks and apply for a PPP loan. Other banks might approve your loan application.

Does Chime Support Real-time Payments?

Yes, Chime supports real-time payments. If you use the Chime app then you will receive real-time transaction alerts when there is a transaction on your account.

Can You Apply For Additional PPP Funds?

You can apply for a second PPP loan if your business is/were operating before February 15, 2020. Moreover, you have to use up your initial PPP loan and have incurred a 25% or more reduction in revenue in 2020 to qualify for additional PPP funds.

Do You Have To Use PPP Funds Immediately?

If you receive the first PPP loan before June 5, 2020, then you have to use the original eight-week (56-day) period immediately. If you want to qualify for the second PPP loan then you must have to fully use the first PPP loan.          

Last Updated on December 1, 2021 by Musa D

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